Category: Arts/Culture/Entertainment

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Jane Eyre brings a feminist vision to the Joffrey—but only to a point

Among the great pleasures of 19th-century novels are their length, their breadth, the deep dives into characters’ lives and into ...

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Arts—and aquatic—activities for kids during the CPS strike

click to enlarge The Shedd Aquarium’s Camp Shedd: School’s Out program has hands-on activities for kids and will be offered ...

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Luisa Miller is gorgeously sung and giddily age blind

Lyric Opera is launching a multiyear exploration of the early works of Giuseppe Verdi with its current production of the ...

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See the Bronzeville church that is the real birthplace of gospel

With more than 350 sites to choose from during the Chicago Architecture Center’s free Open House Chicago event this weekend, ...

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Hell Followed With Her is less gory than advertised

Open up any horror auteur’s toolbox, and you’ll likely see some recurring devices: tracking shots, audience immersion, startles, simmering dread—elements ...

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In Keely and Du, a basement becomes an abortion-rights battleground

The pseudonymous Jane Martin (long rumored to be director Jon Jory or a collaboration between Jory and his playwright spouse, ...

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Bloody Bathory brings an infamous (alleged) serial killer back to life

When it comes to infamous female serial killers, Aileen Wuornos has nothing on the 16th century’s Elizabeth Bathory, a Hungarian ...

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Despite some flaws, The Master Comic offers a compelling portrait of a predator

MPAACT’s latest world premiere, The Master Comic, dives headfirst into controversial waters by following the downfall of a fictional world-famous ...

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Language of Angels fails to take flight

Think The Dukes of Hazzard meets Night of the Living Dead, but more reliant on stereotype than the former and ...

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Comfortable Shoes stands and delivers

Toward the end of her rambunctious and profound one-woman show, Ida Cuttler spins back to a recurring theme in the ...

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